HERO/C to host tea party and hat parade for charity

President of HEROC, Lorna Welshman-Neblett center, with models at a previous Tea Party and fashion show.
Photo by Tangerine Clarke

Fresh from a successful medical mission to Guyana that included a Cancer Awareness walk, in collaboration with the Giving Hope Foundation, members and friends of the Health Education and Relief Organization For Cancer Inc. (HEROC) will dress to impress on Sunday, April 23, at its Annual Tea Party and Hat Parade, to raise funds to continue its urgent work.

The five-hour, 3 pm to 8 pm event, will be held at St. Gabriel’s Golden Banquet Hall, 331 Hawthorne St., Brooklyn said President of HEROC, Lorna Welshman-Neblett, who praised the organization for its commitment to give prosthesis, prosthetic bras, regular bras, medical supplies and other equipment to meet the medical needs of cancer patients.

Welshman-Neblett is calling on patrons to book tables as soon as possible for the Easter affair, since this year’s presentation will be an evening of beauty, competition and enjoyment.

Patrons are invited to wear their best Easter bonnets and spring-fling outfits to made an impression at the fanciful event, that the organization has worked diligently to plan.

The Tea Party will host 25 tables with seating of 10 persons at each table, decorated with eye-catching centerpieces, and judged by a team of professional, who will present winning prizes.

The categories include, best dress male and female Tea party outfit, Best Easter Hat, and Best Decorated Table.

In addition to surprise give-aways during the planned evening of elegance, patrons will be treated to a lavish program at the themed Easter celebration, while making donations to help cancer survivors and patients in critical need of help.

HEROC, said Welshman-Neblett, consists of people who are motivated and willing to work towards giving back to their country of birth by helping others who are afflicted by the dreadful disease of cancer. Our mission statement speaks on this subject.

During the organization’s recent fundraising Breakfast Morning, President Welshman-Neblett thanked donors for their continuous support. They were Pamela McKenzie, Pam’s Bakery; Vibert ‘Cookie’ Bernard, Sybil’s Bakery & Restaurant; Edgar Henry, Caribbean Vision Center; Joseph McElroy, Clarins Fragrance Group and Joyce Chase towards their efforts in ‘Giving Cancer the Boot.’

Survivor Recognition Awards were given to a mother and son, Gwendoline Barker (Breast Cancer), Peter Barker (Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma) and Pearlene Vesta Wilkinson (Breast Cancer).

Other HEROC members include: Harold Lutchman, vice president; Barbara Chase, team leader and medical liaison; Marion Theresa Nadir, recording secretary; Shirley Collins — assistant recording secretary; and Robert Fraser, nurse & medical liaison.

Donations will be accepted: Children under 12 years, $10.00 Adults $20.00. For more information and tickets, call Lorna: 646-522-8005 Barbara 718.288.2060; Cleveland 646.872.6074; Felicia 347.735.2313; Francien 973.610.3450; Harold 917.496.8247; Lorna 646.522.8005; Maria 917.385.6409; Mavis 347.742.6568; Pauline 917.297.8690; Robert 718.578.6695; Theresa 347.901.0009; Verna 347.432.2856

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